Movies Released August 22, 2008

Death Race

Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the U.S. penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence a… more

Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the U.S. penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the ''Death Race'', the world's biggest, most brutal sporting event. Five-time NASCAR champion Jensen Ames is a man who has become an expert at survival. After eight years of hard time, he has only six weeks before reuniting with his family. But when Weyland demands a driver to headline the big game, Ames is forced to submit. Donning the costume of mythical rider Frankenstein, the racer becomes an instant crowd favorite, an unequaled sporting superstar. His face hidden by a metallic black mask, one convict will be put through a brutal three day challenge, with the trophy being the ultimate prize: freedom. The only catch is that he must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in this post-industrial wasteland to claim it. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, Ames must now kill or be killed to win the most treacherous spectator sport on Earth: ''Death Race''.

Tom Cruise, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Paula Wagner… more

Tom Cruise, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Paula Wagner, Paul W.S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Joan Allen

Drama Action Adventure Remake

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The House Bunny

In Columbia Pictures' comedy "The House Bunny", Anna Faris charms as Shelley Darlington, a Playboy Bunny who teaches an awkward sorority about the opposite sex -- only to learn that what boys really like is what's on the inside. Shelley is living a carefree life until a rival gets her tossed out o… more

In Columbia Pictures' comedy "The House Bunny", Anna Faris charms as Shelley Darlington, a Playboy Bunny who teaches an awkward sorority about the opposite sex -- only to learn that what boys really like is what's on the inside. Shelley is living a carefree life until a rival gets her tossed out of the Playboy Mansion. With nowhere to go, fate delivers her to the sorority girls from Zeta Alpha Zeta. Unless they can sign a new pledge class, the seven socially clueless women will lose their house to the scheming girls of Phi Iota Mu. In order to accomplish their goal, they need Shelley to teach them the ways of makeup and men; at the same time, Shelley needs some of what the Zetas have -- a sense of individuality. The combination leads all the girls to learn how to stop pretending and start being themselves.

Emma Stone, Sarah Wright, Fred Wolf, Karen McCullah Lutz, Anna Faris… more

Emma Stone, Sarah Wright, Fred Wolf, Karen McCullah Lutz, Anna Faris, Rumer Willis, Dana Goodman, Heather Parry

Comedy

Fly Me to the Moon

In this groundbreaking 3-D animated adventure, three young flies set off on a courageous mission to become the first insects on the moon by hitching a ride on the historic Apollo 11 space flight. Based on the actual transcripts and the original blueprints from NASA, the film's stunning visuals an… more

In this groundbreaking 3-D animated adventure, three young flies set off on a courageous mission to become the first insects on the moon by hitching a ride on the historic Apollo 11 space flight. Based on the actual transcripts and the original blueprints from NASA, the film's stunning visuals and meticulous attention to detail introduce a whole new generation to the awe-inspiring achievements of the space program's most momentous mission. The year is 1969 and like everyone else in the world, Nat (Trevor Gagnon) and his pals IQ (Philip Daniel Bolden) and Scooter (David Gore) are abuzz over the upcoming launch of the first manned mission to the moon. Inspired by his Grandpa's (Christopher Lloyd) oft-told tale of hiding aboard Amelia Earhart's plane during her famed solo cross-Atlantic flight, Nat hatches a secret plan for the three young flies to stow away on the Apollo 11 rocket. Thinking the trip will be over in a matter of minutes, the fly boys—and their earthbound families—are shocked to learn they will be in space for closer to a week. When a N.A.S.A. Ground Control official catches sight of the three winged stowaways, he instructs the astronauts to store them in a test tube for later study. But after an electrical short causes the ship's engine to malfunction, the three intrepid insects manage to escape from their glass mini-brig just in time to discover the wiring problem and fix it. After a difficult lunar landing, Nat tags along with Neil Armstrong on his legendary moon walk. Although the flies face a few more close calls, the mission appears to be a success. At least until Grandpa's old flame Nadia (Nicolette Sheridan) arrives from Russia to warn him that her government, angry over losing the space race, has dispatched fly-spy Yegor (Tim Curry) to Cape Canaveral to sabotage the computer flight plans. With the Apollo hurtling toward Earth, it falls to Nat's family to save the mission—and the trio of brave flies—from disaster.

Ben Stassen, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, Domonic Paris, Gina Gallo Paris… more

Ben Stassen, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, Domonic Paris, Gina Gallo Paris, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr, Robert Patrick, Nicollette Sheridan

Comedy Family Kids Animation

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Hamlet 2

A world premiere at – and the comedy smash of – the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. In the irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama teacher (Steve Coogan) rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet… more

A world premiere at – and the comedy smash of – the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. In the irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama teacher (Steve Coogan) rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Andrew Fleming, Amy Poehler, Catherine Keener, Steve Coogan, David Arquette

Comedy Sequel

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The Longshots

From Ice Cube, the star of such hits as "Are We There Yet?," "Are We Done Yet?" and "First Sunday," comes a feel-good family comedy, "The Longshots" -- a hilarious and heartwarming story of the the first and only girl quarterback in Pop Warner football history. Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube) - a down-o… more

From Ice Cube, the star of such hits as "Are We There Yet?," "Are We Done Yet?" and "First Sunday," comes a feel-good family comedy, "The Longshots" -- a hilarious and heartwarming story of the the first and only girl quarterback in Pop Warner football history. Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube) - a down-on-his-luck former high school football star - turns his niece, Jasmine (Keke Palmer from "Akeelah & The Bee"), into the quarterback of the local team, the Minden Browns, and gets his stride back when he becomes the team coach. With Curtis as their new leader and their pigtail-wearing star player, this team of misfits wins its way to the the Pop Warner Super Bowl and the small city of Minden, Illinois, is ignited with team spirit, town pride and the glory it once knew.

Keke Palmer, Tasha Smith, Fred Durst, Nick Santora, Matt Alvarez… more

Keke Palmer, Tasha Smith, Fred Durst, Nick Santora, Matt Alvarez, Jill Marie Jones, Dash Mihok, Ice Cube

Drama Sports Family

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93 mins

Trouble The Water

An aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband, armed with a video camera, show what survival is all about when they are trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters, and seize a chance for a new beginning.

Carl Deal, Tia Lessin

Documentary

The 5th Commandment

A hitman turns down a job when he discovers it is too close to his own life. Elite members of his profession target him when they think he is losing his nerve.

Jesse V. Johnson, Rick Yune, Andrew Zarrow

Action

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